Environmental degradation in the coastal areas of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo cost 5.3% of the four countries’ GDP in 2017. In Bargny, Senegal, in the last couple of decades, the water eroded more than 200 meters of coast.
Africa needs to heal the psychological effects of “centuries of alienation and enslavement” to regain self-esteem and self-respect.
Only 38% of women and 48% of men in Kenya knew of a vasectomy for family planning. And only 0.01% of the men interviewed in Zimbabwe admitted having a vasectomy.
In many African countries musicians are in the vanguard of popular struggles. In Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father Fela by confronting the country’s venal political elite. In Burkina Faso rappers helped overthrow Blaise Compaore
It’s not about the country with the most resources. The issue is being able to dare and try it.